Learning and Technology Theories

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Learning and Technology Theories by Mind Map: Learning and Technology Theories

1. Technology Theories

1.1. Constructivism

1.1.1. Idea that human learning is constructed

1.1.2. New knowledge is built based on past experiences and previous knowledge

1.1.3. Learner understanding is confronted when a new learning situation is encountered

1.1.4. Students take responsibility of their own learning and teacher acts more like a facilitator

1.1.5. Teacher encouragment towards students to think for themselves and become expert learners

1.1.6. Learning occurs when we actively interact with the environment

1.2. Connectivism

1.2.1. Idea that knowledge and learning rests in the diversity of opinions

1.2.2. Learners strive to know more than what is already know

1.2.3. Maintaining and nurturing connections is needed to help facilitate learning

1.2.4. Knowledge is built through making connections with people

1.2.5. learners can help make connections and significantly improve their own learning by plugging into existing networks

1.3. Cognitive Load

1.3.1. Overloading or underloading the working memory

1.3.2. Working memory has a very finite capacity

1.3.3. Involves both working memory and long term memory

1.3.4. A theory used to explain the limits working memory has

1.3.5. Teachers need to make sure to not give the students too much or too little information

2. Learning Theories

2.1. SCOT

2.1.1. Stands for Social Construction of Technology

2.1.2. Involves the belief that human action is responsible for shaping technology

2.1.3. Important to understand how technology is embedded in social contexts

2.1.4. Is also described as a methodology; SCOT formalizes steps to follow when wanting to analyze causes of technological successes and failures

2.2. Media Ecology

2.2.1. The study of media environments

2.2.2. Idea that technology, modes of information and communication play an important leading role in human affairs

2.2.3. Involves media logic, mediology and medium theory

2.2.4. Idea that technology is responsible for affecting humans

2.2.5. Looks into how media and the environment affects understanding, perception, feelings and values

3. Philosophy of Teachnology

3.1. A teachers view on how he or she incorporates technology into both the teaching and learning processes

3.2. Involves thinking critically about technology

3.3. Provides much higher order thinking

3.4. Provides very creative and flexible ways for learning


4.1. Three types of knowledge that teachers need in order to run an effective classroom

4.1.1. Content Knowledge-knowledge of the content that you are going to be teaching to the students

4.1.2. Pedagogical Knowledge-how you teach and present that content to the students

4.1.3. Technological Knowledge-how exactly you integrate technology into your classroom setting

4.2. TCK- Technological Content Knowledge-involves getting to understand how technology can help support content

4.3. PCK- Pedagogical Content Knowledge- understanding what teaching strategies are appropriate for the different types of content matter

4.4. TPK- Technological Pedagogical Knowledge- understanding how technology can support pedagogy